VHTRC member Alisa Springman finished Badwater in 42:17:28 for 48th place. Badwater runs 135 miles from the lowest point in the United States in Death Valley to the trailhead to the highest point in the United States (minus Alaska), Whitney Portal. Badwater Webcast.
Scott Brockmeir was the leading VHTRC finisher at the Hardrock 100 in Silverton, Colorado. Other VHTRC finishers included Jack Kurisky, Mike Bur, and Robert Andrulis. Leonard Martin finished, but over the time limit by two minutes. We are not sure how they are counting that, but it is an impressive achievement regardless. Live Hardrock Reports
Neal was the first VHTRC finisher at the Western States 100 in California. Scott Mills finished his 15th Western States--all of them under 24 hours. Other VHTRC finishers included Derrick Carr, Annette Bednosky, Dave Snipes, Patrick McGlade, Alisa Springman, Mike Broderick, and Ed Cacciapaglia. All these results come from the excellent Western States live site.
Kirstin Corris reports from the Bighorn runs in Wyoming that Tom Corris took third place in the male 50-59 age group. He was the first VHTRC 50K finisher. Other 50k finishers: Kirstin Corris, Jill Quivey, Regina Nuzzo, Keith Moore, Linda Wack, Dave Quivey, Drew Watson, Ed Demoney (first in the 70+ age group). Tom Simonds was a 50 mile finisher and Gaynor Bourgeois is still on the course. Mike Dobies was pulled for time after Dry Fork. Dave Yeakel was the first VHTRC finisher. Marti Kovener has also finished the 100. (Dave and Marti are in photo from Keith Moore.) Stephanie Wilson timed out at Cow Camp (mile 75). 100 Mile course conditions were very snowy and muddy. Bighorn Web site | Results
Thouigh we don't recognize any VHTRC finishers, we should note that Scott Mills was the RD for the San Diego 100 Mile on June 12-13. The event had live updates. While the competition was close, we give the score in the live update contest as: SD100 2 - MMT 1. Congrats to Scotty! He is now off to run Western $tates for the last time. SD 100 Web site
Laurel Highlands, the oldest pure trail race in this area, was held on June 12-13. Jim Harris was the leading VHTRC finisher in eighth place. Due to the closure of the bridge across the PA Turnpike, the course was seven miles longer this year. That and the warm weather made this year's event particularly brutal. You will also notice the MMT course record holder in the results. Results
While 170 runners were taking on the Massanutten rocks this weekend, some VHTRC members were taking on a different challenge - running for 24-48 hours around a 0.85 mile loop in a county fairground in New Jersey. Overcoming the desire to catch the pig races, and inspired by the cotton candy at the aid station, club member Scott Brockmeier was the overall winner in the 48 hour race, covering 240 laps, and Sandy Powell was 2nd woman and 4th overall. VHTRC's Bill Gentry and Tom Sperduto also participated.
Alex Papadopoulos reports: "The ICY-8 became the ICKY-8 this past Saturday [May 1]. From 30 inches of snow and a cancellation to 90 degrees and sunny, runners took to the trails in Prince William Forest Park to see if the change in venue and temperatures would alter anything. VHTRCers Brad Hinton and Johanna Lockner took top honous for overall male and female. Ageless Mike Campbell finished a strong second overall. Other VHRTCers included David Snipes, James Hinton, Caroline Williams, and Keith Hosman to name a few." Results